Definition of Lieutenant governor

1. Noun. An elected official serving as deputy to the governor of a state of the United States.

Generic synonyms: Elected Official



Lexicographical Neighbors of Lieutenant Governor

liers
lies
liest
lieth
lieu
lieu jaune
lieus
lieutenancies
lieutenancy
lieutenant
lieutenant JG
lieutenant colonel
lieutenant commander
lieutenant commanders
lieutenant general
lieutenant governor (current term)
lieutenant junior grade
lieutenantry
lieutenants
lieutenantship
lieutenantships
lieutenaunt
lieve
liever
lievest
life
life's a bitch
life's not all skittles and beer
life-and-death

Literary usage of Lieutenant governor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"The lieutenant-governor, or officer discharging the duties of governor, shall, ... While he acts as president of the senate, the lieutenant- governor shall ..."

2. The Constitutional History of New York: From the Beginning of the Colonial by Charles Zebina Lincoln (1906)
"The colonial records show that a lieutenant governor was required to perform whatever duties might be demanded by the governor, and although the lieutenant ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"On Carteret's death, in 1643, his son, Sir George Carteret, was appointed by the king lieutenant-governor in his stead, and he gratified at the ..."

4. Jamaica: Its Past and Present State by Phillippo, James Mursell (1843)
"... Thomas Earl of Effingham, 1790; Lieutenant-Governor, Major-General Williamson, 1793; Lieutenant-Governor, Earl of Balcarres, 1795; Lieutenant-Governor, ..."

5. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"For each Province there shall be an officer, styled the lieutenant governor, appointed by the Governor General in Council by instrument under the Great Seal ..."

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